John Ellis Conklin

  • "Sheron, Ginger and I extend our deepest sympathy to you,..."
    - John Caruso
  • "As a youngster John aka Joe was one of my closest friends,..."
    - Pat Overson
  • "Sharon, I am very sorry to hear about Joe's death. Haven't..."
    - Stan Tefft
  • "John was a classmate in high school. I send my deepest..."
    - L C
  • "Sheron, thinking of you, Sara and June at this time of your..."
    - Paula Moore Zimlicki

John Ellis Conklin departed this life on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at the age of 71 after a lengthy battle with cardio-pulmonary disease. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 50 years, Sheron FitzSimons Conklin, daughter, Sara Conklin and mother, June Dickinson Conklin. His father was the late John Space Conklin. A quiet man, dedicated to family and close friends, John was born and lived most of his life in New Orleans and loved everything about the City. He worked for many years in marine claims for Midland Enterprises via facilities in Baton Rouge and Reserve, La., and later for Marsh & McLennan in New Orleans. He retired after Hurricane Katrina "to enjoy the land" on the Northshore. Always the consummate collector of old things with stories, John loved to peruse auctions and flea markets in search of a find. He studied and excelled at photography, stained glass, wood working, pen and knife making. All services are private. Anyone wanting to honor John's memory is requested to make a donation to the or to do something kind for someone who is ill or less fortunate. E.J. Fielding Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Please sign the E.J. Fielding Funeral Home online Guest Book at
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E.J. Fielding Funeral Home & Cremation Services
2260 W. 21st Avenue
Covington, LA 70433
(985) 892-9222
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Published in from Mar. 9 to Mar. 12, 2018